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Southern customers unhappy with business phone etiquette
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Only a third of people in America's South are satisfied with the way businesses handle their phone calls, new research has revealed. The countrywide study of 2,234 consumers, conducted by audio branding specialist PH Media Group, discovered just 33 percent of respondents are pleased with companies' phone manner. Despite this, the South came out of the
Like mother, like daughter
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Marcella Mollon-Williams is passing on a longstanding family tradition. A fifth-generation entrepreneur, Mollon-Williams has forwarded that spirit to her 15-year-old daughter, Gabrielle Jordan. Gabrielle is the owner of Jewelz of Jordan, an upscale jewelry business that she started at age 9. She also is the co-founder of ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute,
Eco-friendly mosquito control
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your garden and outdoor parties. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape. Start by eliminating standing water in the yard. Buckets, old tires and clogged gutters and downspouts that hold water make the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Drain water that
Gospel choir raises patientsí spirits
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – Last fall, newly hired Shawn Davis put together a group of gospel singers for UNC Hospitals' annual Multicultural Fair. Ever since that performance, the Environmental Services Gospel Choir, comprising of housekeeping staff from the day and night shifts, can be found singing words of encouragement across UNC Hospitals. “I’m
10 pantry essentials for healthy cooking
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Stock your kitchen with these basic building blocks for a wide variety of good-for-you recipes that are quick and easy to create. Canola Oil: This kitchen workhorse is one of the most healthful cooking oils available and excellent for almost any kind of recipe. It contains the least saturated fat and most plant-based omega-3 fat of all common cooking oils,
NC earns federal funding for e-learning
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
RALEIGH – North Carolina will receive over $23 million to expand Internet access to K-12 classrooms across the state. Governor Pat McCrory’s office announced the additional funds on Monday, bringing the total funding by the FCC E-rate program to $40 million. “By providing all students in North Carolina with access to high-speed wireless
BOOK: Are you ready for college?
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
If I Knew Then, What I Know Now…About College By Tarsha Arrington-Brown Arrington-Brown’s book is an insightful look that addresses the necessity for college readiness and preparedness courses for young people with aspirations of attending college, and graduating. A first-generation college student, Arrington-Brown attended Northern Illinois,
Film Review: Fashion doc revisits hip-hop designers
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Fresh Dressed **** stars When rap arrived back in the late 1970s, more than the music burst on the scene. The performers’ outlandish costumes also had a profound effect on American culture, which proceeded to mimic everything from MC Hammer’s balloon pants to Run DMC’s fedoras and Adidas outfits. As the genre matured, the more
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